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Bug suggested it had something to do with his son's health?  

 

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4 minutes ago, Orange said:

Bug suggested it had something to do with his son's health?  

 

I have not seen anything about that. Pure speculation, unless someone has a link. 

 

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14 minutes ago, row Z said:

I have not seen anything about that. Pure speculation, unless someone has a link. 

 

It is speculation but given how this seemingly comes out of no where, it's what my first thought was when I heard about this.

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I’m reading there are no health concerns. Just tired of the BS with coaching and wants to recharge.

This is a loss for CFB.

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Only thing I'm seeing is he is just worn out and needs to recharge.

Smart enough, self aware enough and in a position to take care of himself. 

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Word is that he just wants to recharge, and by January he'll be ready to sign with the Trojans. 🙂 Also, he hates the rain.

Fun fact: The last Defensive Coordinator to be promoted to head coach at Washington? Jim Lambright.

 

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1 minute ago, utenation said:

I’m reading there are no health concerns. Just tired of the BS with coaching and wants to recharge.

This is a loss for CFB.

You don't think he'll be back?

 

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I have heard Brock Huard say that he did not see Petersen coaching any longer than 5 years, and that he thought it could be less. He has other interests and does not view himself as a coaching-lifer. Apparently, he views himself more as an educator. 

I am hoping that Petersen is stepping away based only on his personal preference, and that this was not caused by something else (fans, AD, health etc.). 

Husky fans owe Petersen a huge debt of gratitude. You really can't ask for more in terms of a person of intelligence, integrity, class, mentoring this players, and keeping college athletics in perspective. We hit the lottery when he came to UW. 

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I know he feels strongly about mentoring young men off the field. Perhaps that's what he wants to pursue in his advisory role. Shaping young men without the pressure of competing.

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I have wondered if there might have been something in the locker room that would explain the UW performance at Stanford. It was such a giant turd, and the team was so completely lacking in energy or fight, it was weird. Just speculating here, but I wonder if players maybe caught wind of a transition in the works. That would be the kind of news that could deflate a locker room,

Also, it has been rumored for a while that Jimmy Lake was going to be the successor. I think that is how they kept him around. He apparently turned down the Colorado job. 

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Another thought: Petersen would be a fantastic AD. We already have a fantastic AD at UW, but if I was a University with a vacancy in that spot in a year or so, I would try hard to get Petersen to consider that role. 

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9 minutes ago, utenation said:

Will be interesting to see what happens to recruiting. Chris’ name carried weight. 

Very true. But, Jimmy Lake is viewed as the best recruiter on the staff. 

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